- a town in ancient Macedonia, W of the Gulf of Salonika: decisive Roman victory over the Macedonians 186 b.c.
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From Pydna he sailed in a merchant ship to the coast of Asia Minor.
Alorus is considered as belonging to Bottiæa and Pydna to Pieria.
Methone is distant from Pydna 40 stadia, and 70 stadia from Alorus.
But it is clear that, under Alexander, the phalanx was not the cumbrous unwieldy body which it was at Cynoscephalae and Pydna.
One dark night, through a secret doorway in the city wall, a little party crept softly out of Pydna and went down toward the port.
- a town in ancient Macedonia: site of a major Roman victory over the Macedonians, resulting in the downfall of their kingdom (168 bc)
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